Stabbing Westward was an American industrial rock and alternative rock band composed of Christopher Hall, Walter Flakus, Stuart Zechman, Jim Sellers and David Suycott. They formed in 1985 in Chicago, Illinois and began recording in the 1990s. Their major label debut was Ungod. Sales were sluggish but Stabbing Westward built a solid fanbase by relentless touring with the likes of Sponge, KISS and The Sex Pistols. In 1996, their Wither Blister Burn & Peel LP became a moderate success, landing them their first certified gold album, aided by the singles "Shame" and "What Do I Have to Do?.